The famous American football side, Pittsburgh Steelers, were founded as Pittsburgh Pirates by Arthur Joseph Rooney in 1933. The Rooney family has maintained a firm grip on the ownership of the Pittsburgh Steelers since day one. Dan Rooney, son of Arther Rooney, is the current owner and enjoys control over much of the football franchise. Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the oldest franchise of the North Division of the National football League (NFL). The word “Steelers” is a tribute to the city’s major steel industry. The football team is headquartered at UPMC Sports Performance Complex in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a good run over the recent years despite having poor runs for a long period of time. The best era for the team was the 1970s, when they won Super Bowl three times. The Steelers also made a record run by winning Super Bowl trophies four times in six NFL seasons from 1974 to 1979. In 2009, the Steelers also won the Super Bowl XLIII.
DESIGN ELEMENTS OF THE STEELERS LOGO
The logo of the Pittsburgh Steelers was designed by U.S. Steel in 1962. The logo was based on the “Steelmark”, a design which is now owned by the AISI or the American Iron and Steel Institute.
Shape of the Steelers Logo:
The Steelers logo consists of three four-pointed stars, with the team name Steelers to the left, with a ring bounding them all. The idea behind the three stars is that “Steel lightens your work, brightens your leisure, and widens your world.”
Color of the Steelers Logo:
The three asteroids symbolise the primary colors and reflect the manufacturing process of steel. The process’ elements are Coal which is represented by yellow; iron ore by red and scrap steel by blue.
Font of the Steelers Logo:
The logo is blend of a black bold font style with the three coloured asteroids that represent the spirit of the Pittsburgh Steelers.